DOES THE CASTING COUCH REALLY EXIST?
Dr. Mark Benecke interviewed Sara Sommerfeldt and Helena Kontoudakis on the occasion of their open letter to the lawyers of Dieter Wedel. A conversation about abuse of power in the film industry, rape myths and whether acting has something to do with lying. View here
FEMICIDES ON TV: YOUNG, FEMALE, DEAD
A normal week on German television from SOKO Stuttgart, Laim to Basque crime shows: Our mass media culture is downright obsessed with female murder victims. Women who emancipate themselves and go their own way are constantly being killed in crime novels. A comment by Susanne Kaiser for Deutschlandfunk Kultur. Listen here
HUNDREDS OF STAGE AND FILM CREATORS SIGN OPEN LETTER
"It is an encouraging kind of German premiere," writes EMMA about our open letter. “Over 500 filmmakers criticize Dieter Wedel's three defense lawyers.” Reason: “They spread“ rape myths from the moth box ”by making the alleged victim unbelievable before the trial began”. The Süddeutsche Zeitung even speaks of the "biggest possible accident in the field of ligitation PR", because "what was probably planned as a clever move" has become "a boomerang". So far, more than 600 people have signed, including well-known theater and filmmakers such as Anika Decker, Carolin Kebekus, Jasmin Tabatabai, Claudia Michelsen, Julia von Heinz, Bibiana Beglau, Connie Walther, Isabel Kleefeld, Peter Lohmeyer, Johann von Bülow, Simon Verhoeven, Anne Tismer, Tom Lass, Jochen Schropp, Marie Schleef, Stefan Otteni, Elias Perrig, David Rott, Jan Bosse, Maren Kroymann and many more. Thank you all for your tremendous support!
OPEN LETTER TO DIETER WEDEL'S LAWYERS
RAPE MYTHS FROM THE MOTH BOX - a reply by Sara Sommerfeldt, Helena Kontoudakis, Angelika Zacek, Eva Jankowski and France-Elena Damian. Click here for the open letter